33 days in Greece Itinerary

33 days in Greece Itinerary

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33 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
1
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h
7
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Delphi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
9
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
10
Sparta
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
11
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the activities along Corinth Canal, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, then delve into the distant past at Arkadiko Bridge, and then catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio road trip planning app.

Indianapolis, USA to Nafplio is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Indianapolis in September, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Corinth Canal
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip planning site .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skaros Rock as well as Santorini Sailing. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fira trip planning website .

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. September in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Santorini Sailing, Ancient Thera, Skaros Rock
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santorini Sailing ©
Santorini Sailing

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
When in Corfu Town, make a side trip to see St. Spyridon First Beach in Agios Spyridonas, approximately Agios Spyridonas away. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, and don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

3
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
You've now added Meteora to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Kalambaka to Ioannina to see Ioannina Castle about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in September, things will get a bit cooler in Kalambaka: highs are around 77°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ioannina Castle
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

3
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Delphi has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Delphi online trip builder .

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in September since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Hosios Loukas
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You've now added Village of Lindos to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos, kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Michael the Archangel. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, then stop by Kori Lindos, and finally kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lindos online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Delphi to Lindos in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from Delphi in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lindos, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Tsambika Beach, Church of Michael the Archangel, Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

3
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mystras. On the 30th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, then contemplate the long history of Mystras, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos, and finally delve into the distant past at Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church and then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sparta vacation maker.

Explore your travel options from Lindos to Sparta with the Route module. Traveling from Lindos in September, Sparta is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mystras, Monemvasia, Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo
Highlights from your plan
Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sunset in Oia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, then do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Oia's Main Street, then view the masterpieces at Oria Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oia visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Sparta to Oia with the Route module. Traveling from Sparta in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Oia. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Oia's Main Street
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

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